April 2014

Steven Maxie of Napaskiak speaks at the Yupiit Nation Tribal Forum.

Stephen Maxie of Napaskiak speaks at the Yupiit Nation Tribal Forum.

The Kuskokwim’s king salmon will be running within a matter of weeks. With unprecedented early summer fishing restrictions, people are trying to figure out how to fill their freezers. Representatives of the Yupiit Nation attempted to answer that question during the first day of a tribal forum in Bethel.

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Kuskokwim River near Aniak. - Courtesy of Bethel Search and Rescue

Kuskokwim River near Aniak. – Courtesy of Bethel Search and Rescue

A mild winter in Southwest Alaska combined with low snowfall is resulting in what hydrologists say will likely be a “thermal break up,” and what some call a “mush out.

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Representatives from Alaska’s Public Health Department along with a pair of special guests took over the KYUK radio-waves this morning to discuss the controversial and rumor-milling topic of immunizations.

Hear the facts and the myths from experts, as well as some personal stories on the subject.

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